Just in case you thought you saw everything there is to see about the HTC 10, keep in mind that the device will come with an unlockable bootloader if purchased directly from HTC. Yep, that’s right, unless your device is tainted by carriers, you are guaranteed some XDA fun on this upcoming flagship.
HTC is committed to assisting customers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices. However, certain models may not be unlockable due to operator restrictions. We continue to work with our partners on this, check back often for ongoing updates about unlockable devices. – HTC
You no longer need a developer edition to enjoy flashing goodness, and thanks to HTC’s warranty your phone will be covered even if your bootloader is unlocked! However, it is worth noting that just because the bootloader being unlocked is covered by warranty HTC has said that “not all claims resulting or caused by the unlocking of the bootloader will be covered by the warranty”. The specifics of what exactly are covered remains to be seen, so stay tuned for more updates.